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Java on Visual Studio Code Update – January 2020

In this update for Java on VS Code, we're introducing the long-waited "Call Hierarchy" support along with some Visual Studio Code UI updates which will benefit Java developers a lot. At the same time, new features are also introduced to Debugger and Test Runner. We will also share some other improvements including performance in this post.
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Java on Visual Studio Code November Update

Welcome to the November update of Java on Visual Studio Code. In this update, we'd like to share some improvements we've made for code editing experience, more code actions, Java 13 support for Gradle projects and new features in Test Runner and Checkstyle extensions. 

AOT Compilation in HotSpot: Introduction

Introduce the AOT Compiler that was introduced in Java 9 with the addition of the jaotc command-line utility. Explore some of the tradeoffs it needs to take, how the generated code fits in the Tiered Compilation pipeline, go through a simple example, and take a look at some alternatives (JIT at Startup, JIT caching, and Distributed JIT).

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